Osinbajo, Saraki, Obasanjo, Others Storm Abeokuta As Gov. Amosun’s Daughter Weds Dabiri’s Son


By Alaba Ajibade – Prominent Nigerians including acting President Yemi Osinbajo Saturday turned up for the wedding ceremony of daughter of Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun and son of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, at Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State.

Mr. Osinbajo, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and  former President Olusegun Obasanjo were among the top dignitaries who grace the occasion.

Some governors, traditional rulers and religious leaders as well as politicians and captain of industries also thronged the wedding programme.

The Nikkah and engagement ceremony between Ayomide Amosun and Oladipupo Dabiri took place at the African Church Primary School, in Owu Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The wedding was a spectacular show of glamour and opulence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, by the elite members of the Nigerian society.

Eminent Nigerians who witnessed the ceremony include the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode(Lagos), the controversial Senator Dino Melaye,  former Managing Director of GTbank, Fola Adeola, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Governor Yerima Shettima (Bornu), Governor Abdul – Azeez Yari (Zamfara), Governor Abiola Ajimobi(Oyo), Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Governor Bello Masari(Katsina).

Others include Governor Abubakar Badru (Jigawa), Governor Ahmed Abdul – Fatai (Kwara), former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Chief Bisi Akande, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and his Finance counterpart, Kemi Adeosun.

Also in attendance were, Chairman of the defunct Interim National Government(ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, Chief Femi Majekodunmi, Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle,  the Osile of Oke – Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom and Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu.

Also witnessing the ceremony are parents of the couples, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, his wife; Olufunso Amosun, father of the groom Bayo Dabiri and mother of the groom, Abike Dabiri – Erewa, and her husband, Segun Erewa, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnia Onu, former Common Wealth Secretary, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, Minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, former Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith, former Attorney – General and Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola, Senator Lanre Tejuoso and Commissioner of Police Ogun State, Ahmed Iliyasu.

The officiating clergy, Abdul –Rahman Ahmad, who is  the National Chief Missioner, Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria, conducted the Nikah {holy matrimony} between  Ayomide and Oladipo  and pronounced them  formally as husband and wife according to Muslim right at  exactly 1:04pm amid rumble of cheers from the enthusiastic parents and dignitaries.

Executive Secretary of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who acted as the Master of the Ceremony took over the stage after the traditional wedding and called the Islamic Scholars for their roles one after the other.

Sheik Ahmad in his brief sermon described marriage as an institution ordained by Allah and advised the couple to have the fear of Allah in dealing with one another and love each other.


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